Scenario – you have a TV that only has a LAN port (not wireless), a Netbook that sits in the corner (has been replaced by a tablet), and you want to share Internet to your TV.  You can use the Netbook as a wireless repeater … but not if it is running Windows 7 Starter.

Instead, just use JoliCloud OS Express. You can install it from within Windows (which will create an additional Linux based OS to boot your netbook into), and once installed it is incredibly easy to share internet.

To share your Internet connection, whether cellular or otherwise, 

  • right-click on the same Network Manager icon and select “Edit Connections…”.  
  • Click the “Add” button on either the Wired or Wireless tab, depending on which way you plan to share your Internet connection.  Give the new connection a descriptive name like “Shared Internet Connection”.  
  • On the IPv4 tab, select “Shared to other computers” as the Method.  Click “Apply”.

Reboot your netbook.  After you sign in, activate the Internet connection in the Network Manager menu if it is not automatically activated.  It might also be necessary to manually activate your “Shared Internet Connection” by clicking on the corresponding Network Manager menu entry.
You should now be actively sharing your Internet connection with your home network.

Netbook Internet Connection Sharing — Despite Windows 7 Starter � Van’s Hardware Journal

In essence, you are turning a netbook into universal wireless adapter – I’m sure some of you will find this useful.

Have you ever spent ages typing into a web form, only to press submit and be served a message like “Error=remote_computer_lost_your_hard_work” or even just a blank page? 

If this has just happened to you, and before you do ANYTHING else, try this:

  1. Download HxD Hex Editor (here is a link to a portable version)
  2. Open the HxD program.
  3. Click Extras – Open RAM…
  4. Choose the browser your are currently using (such as firefox.exe).  The program now ‘reads’ the RAM stores associated with this program.
  5. Click Search – Find.
  6. Type part of a phrase of what you just typed – and click OK.
  7. This will find the place in the RAM where your form data is stored.
  8. Now just select the text you want to recover, use Ctrl+C for copy, and then paste into Word or Notepad for additional formatting.

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These types of errors do happen, and there is are some very poorly coded websites out there.

Hopefully this has helped you recover some work!

There are many sources of content out there, the main ones being Seek and RevitCity.

Sometimes, a content provider will attempt to obfuscate the links to the original files, so that you can’t just come along and use DownthemAll and Firefox to download all the RFAs and RVTs in one hit.

However, there is a way around this – its called iMacro, and it is also an addon for Firefox.

Basically, you can set it to record actions you take using your browser, and then replay these actions as a script.  Its very powerful and gives you a lot of control.

A few little tweaks that you might want to add to the start of the script: